What to Do with Low Morale?

In my work with clients I have learned how to look for morale issues with an organization. With one organization my recognition of low morale came from observation of a staff meeting. The staff all sat only with members from their own department and the room felt...

Building Effective Teams

I recently read an article on building effective teams and it made me think about what advice I would give a client seeking to build an effective team. So here is my top 5: Define the purpose of the team. This is step one with anything you start. You need to ask...

Impact Your Bottom Line in the New Year

Often small business owners and nonprofit leaders have a really tough time setting aside the time to focus on improving the way their business functions internally. I can think of 4 of our clients that are having a difficult time setting aside the time to even meet...

Tips for Motivating Feedback

In my work with organizations I have found that providing motivating feedback can be extraordinarily challenging for managers. Providing feedback in general takes a commitment and intentionality that many managers are not willing to give, but providing motivating...